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What God Has Given Us to Protect Ourselves

—from the blog post God gives us the means to protect ourselves by Denise Renner My daughter asked why lions don’t eat giraffes. I explained that giraffes have long, powerful legs and hooves the size of dinner plates to protect them from hungry lions. When she asked the inevitable “Why?” I told her that God […]

Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? Or: Why We Should Make Churches Beautiful Again

Below is a transcribed excerpt of the video below by Brian Holdsworth. In Christian theology, God is described as Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. + The buildings we design to focus our attention on God should reflect his beauty. And not just because it would be nice, but because God can use that to reveal himself to […]

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Prayer and Coincidence

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t. —William Temple? I heard the quote above on the radio attributed to Saint Mother Teresa, but when I tried to verify it online, I only found it attributed to someone named William Temple. And when I looked on Wikipedia for who William Temple was, […]

The Nice and the Awful

The “nice” people think they’re going straight because they’re traveling in the best circles. + It’s a peculiar thing about society, that it has no place for those who are either too bad or too good. That is why on the hill of Calvary, we have our Blessed Lord on the cross in the middle […]

The Home That We Will Never Have To Leave

“The Trinity! Here we find our abode, the intimacy we desire so much, the home that we will never have to leave.” —Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity —I came across this quote in the commentary on Ephesians 2:11-22 in the Navarre Bible – New Testament: Compact Edition  

The Times When Saint Therese of Lisieux Would Fall Asleep While Praying

The first principle is simple but extremely important. What matters in mental prayer is not so much what we do, as what God does in us. + [St. Therese of Lisieux] had a problem in her mental prayer: she used to fall asleep! … But she wasn’t overly upset by this weakness: I think how […]